I have been a mingler here for a long time, possibly as long as BobD, so have had a long journey of AF/AFlutter.
I know what to expect on Thursday but it still does not come easy, walking into the Cath lab for an ablation. I had my pre-op yesterday and at this hospital they leave the sheaths in for several hours post ablation, which adds to my anxiety. The previous two ablations, at a different hospital, I came round with no sheaths and could lie propped up after just a few hours.
After the last two ablations I had very bad pain in recovery, at the top of my stomach, and that subsided over months, so anticipating that once again! The cause of the severe pain was never identified, it could have been from TOE, heat damage from the burns...who knows.
OK, trying to be positive now...hard after disappointments...but I know many of you understand!